Is there air pollution in Singapore?

I’ll let you decide for yourself.

It is well known that Singapore has done a great job in pollution control and implementing strict standards in controlling air pollution but sometimes one wonders if it’s totally eradicated when you see images like this. Check out the hazy smog that gets trapped near the ground before the noon sun comes out to dissipate it. This totally reminds me of how Bangkok is like when you view it from the tallest building, perpetually living under a cover of smog.

Anybody care to guess where in Singapore this is?

8 Comments so far

  1. Johnny Malkavian (unregistered) on June 9th, 2007 @ 3:33 pm

    Jurong, tuas that side ?

  2. Veron (unregistered) on June 9th, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

    Yeah, I second that. Looks like Jurong Island to me.

  3. alex (unregistered) on June 9th, 2007 @ 8:53 pm

    Do you have a higher resolution version of the first shot? I’d love to have that as my wallpaper.

  4. micamonkey (unregistered) on June 10th, 2007 @ 2:04 am

    ding ding ding! think we have a winner. well if im not wrong, it’s jurong island :) sadly i live nearby and this morning i distinctly saw a cloud of haze surrounding my estate from my kitchen window. PSI is superbly high in the west compared to other parts of sg. 2nd would be the northern areas.

  5. corrine (unregistered) on June 11th, 2007 @ 3:21 pm

    Surely not all kinds of gases that are released are harmful.

  6. micamonkey (unregistered) on June 11th, 2007 @ 5:54 pm

    From what i understand, unless it’s water vapour or oxygen, otherwise it is all harmful not of benefit to human beings :)

  7. Winston (unregistered) on June 17th, 2007 @ 3:21 am

    Very nice pics :) Yup, they do show the gaseous byproducts of the petrochemical industry based on JI (There is a reason why they were zoned there too). And yeah, it does look a lot like what we saw on Baiyoke Tower!

    Also, could you please e-mail me when you get this message? I need to ask you something :) Thanks!

  8. freelunch2020 (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 10:22 pm

    nice pix. the poor fluffy clouds…:( clouds look so cute…contaminated by the evil smog! aiks, must stop pollution, wonder what USA looks like. aiks.

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